For summer’s last hurrah/the beginning of fall, lavender and peach cake with walnuts a Lambic or Fruit Ale with Peach definitely deserves a spot on your dessert menus. A moist cake batter is made from the essentials: butter, oil, sugar, flour and eggs. Almond meal, chopped walnuts, fragrant lavender and some aromatic extracts are folded in. Peach slices grace the top of the cake and is then baked to perfection in a 375 degree F oven. A drizzle of icing and an additional sprinkling of lavender makes this cake one-of-a-kind and a must-have for your next dinner party!
I am soooo happy that most of us were able to “skip Monday” this week. I mean .. yay! It’s Tuesday! Except for the fact that it is soooo hard to stay motivated after a 3-day weekend, I love four day weeks for a multitude of reasons. I don’t think I need delve into the reasons. You know them. You experience them.
Our weekend was a pretty good one. I tried not to work as much as possible, as the big 3-0 was celebrated on Sunday. Zach and I did a couple of longer runs, we went to the Wyo football game (which they lost – but it was still fun), we attended a brewery grand opening (because how else would I spend my birthday?), and a nice dinner was the cherry on top.
Most of Monday was spent lounging, cooking, baking and trying to get my head back in the game.
While this lavender, peach cake was not necessarily born this weekend, I celebrated with it.
Now, you guys know that I DO NOT bake cakes. Like hardly ever do I bake cakes, and if I do bake a cake it’s normally a coffee cake, a single layer cake or a spongy cake. Multiple layer cakes are not my forte. It’s probably mostly because I have zero patience for them. I get bored, and then I screw them up because I rush through them.
While I am not typically a traditional fruit cake fan, there are a few exceptions; and because peach season is nearing its end, I knew I had to celebrate with one last hurrah for summer.
This lavender, peach cake is one of my favorites. When I want cake, this is the cake I make. Sometimes I’ll switch up the fruit, depending on the season, but the base always remains the same.
This one is hard to screw up you guys. It requires little work, little measuring, and little time. These are all key ingredients in a successful Justine cake.
Make this lavender, peach cake while you still can! Recipe is below! Pair it with a fruity ale, preferably one that has been brewed with peaches. Dogfish Head makes a FANTASTIC one in their Festina Peche. A lambic ale will also work! Enjoy your day! xo